UDM to celebrate student, faculty research projects

UDM to celebrate student, faculty research projects

A head shot photo of Terrell Strayhorn, wearing a suit.
Terrell Strayhorn

Detroit Mercy will recognize the academic work of students, staff and faculty at the 16th annual Celebration of Scholarly Achievement (CSA) on Thursday, April 18 on the McNichols Campus.

This University-wide event will feature traditional research posters, artistic displays, performances, lightning talks, a keynote address by an internationally known speaker and more.

The event begins noon in the Student Union Ballroom with presentations of more than 150 research and creative exhibits including research posters, lightning talks, costume displays, poetry readings, product demonstrations and more. Box lunches will be available.

A reception is planned for 4 p.m. in the Ballroom followed by a 5 p.m. presentation by Terrell Strayhorn titled “Fostering Students’ Sense of Belonging and Success through Undergraduate Research Engagement.”

Drawing on a growing body of empirical evidence and theoretical insights, Strayhorn will highlight how active involvement in research projects, service and creative activities are integral to students achieving their academic goals, building social skills and developing personal identities that foster life-long success.

Strayhorn is a leading authority in the fields of education, psychology and leadership. He has written more than 12 books and hundreds of academic publications. He is a professor of education and psychology and vice provost at Virginia Union University.

His talk is designed to inspire educators and administrators to cultivate an environment where research engagement is a key driver of student belonging, engagement, and success.

All events are free and open to everyone. Registration is required for the keynote speaker.

CSA events are made possibly through the support of Alliance Catholic Credit Union, the Delta Dental Foundation, ReBUILDetroit and RIIS.

For more information, contact the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Activities at 313-993-1469.